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The first went, but rather went: Ankara turns off the American path

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The first went, but rather went: Ankara turns off the American path



The United States of America is providing financial support to the Islamic State terrorist organization (banned in Russia). What is noteworthy is that thesis, which calls into question the true goals of the American military campaign in the Middle East, was not voiced by representatives of the so-called Kremlin propaganda, the hordes of which, according to Washington, flooded the country, but were cited by one of its allies in the region - the president Turkey Tayyip Erdogan.

The Turkish leader accused the United States that, given the constant declarations about fighting the IG, they gave those "a lot of dollars" and also wondered why the 11 Pentagon had military bases in Syria.

It is worth saying that the Turkish president has reasons for similar attacks against the once main strategic partner. In particular, the recent reports that, thanks to the support of the American coalition, the Arab-Kurdish Syrian Democratic Forces (SDS), supported by the American coalition, several hundred militants and about three thousand members of their families were able to criticize. It is noteworthy that the Pentagon confirmed the fact of the extremists leaving the village, however, it called it concern for civilians, among whom the defense ministry allegedly tried to avoid victims. The information of the British Broadcasting Corporation BBC that this step was part of a deal between the coalition and a terrorist formation, the US military denied, while the subsequent regrouping of radical Islamists to attack the Syrian government forces left without comment.

It can be assumed that the critical position of Tayyip Erdogan in relation to the American leadership is caused not so much by his real outrage at the latter’s cooperation with Islamists, as by dissatisfaction with their relationship with the Kurds, who run counter to the ambitions of the Turks. Thus, Erdogan reproaches the United States with their unwillingness to withdraw the Syrian Kurds' self-defense forces from the liberated regions of Syria, pointing to the incompatibility of this approach with the allied obligations existing between the two countries.

Nevertheless, the key reason why the Turkish leader decided to oppose Washington is obviously his attempt to integrate into the Moscow-Tehran-Damascus axis, which demonstrated that today is the only real force in the region that can finally break the resistance of extremist formations and to direct Syria towards the peace process. Given the extremely ambiguous position of Ankara throughout the conflict, this step is for her the only opportunity to get a vote in the upcoming negotiations on the post-war structure of the Arab Republic and try to defend their national interests in the run-up to imminent changes in the Middle Eastern political landscape.

As for the United States, the prospect of being at the “broken trough” in Syria, apparently, has completely deprived them of the instinct of self-preservation, forcing them to commit overtly provocative acts, which the American leadership has neither the desire nor the ability to hide. And if earlier such tactics of Washington received tacit approval of both the international community and allies functioning as junior partners, then in today's realities it is already impossible to imagine such a thing, which shows the example of Turkey. Fortunately for the United States, while only Turkey ...
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  1. zzdimk
    zzdimk 18 November 2017 05: 57
    +4
    So believe the Turks .... It's like shooting yourself in the foot. They, as soon as they feel comfortable, will run the other way.
    1. aybolyt678
      aybolyt678 18 November 2017 09: 59
      +2
      Quote: zzdimk
      how to believe the Turks .... It's like shooting yourself in the foot. They, as soon as they feel comfortable, will run the other way.

      Turks want to fight Americans, Americans Turks, will soon find scapegoats (Kurds) and restore love
      1. Evdokim
        Evdokim 18 November 2017 11: 56
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        Quote: aybolyt678
        Turks want to fight Americans, Americans Turks, will soon find scapegoats (Kurds) and restore love

        Poor Kurds their whole history they are absolution, and all that. And this time they will be fooled and they will be paid, as in currency. hi
      2. Nyrobsky
        Nyrobsky 18 November 2017 12: 26
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        Quote: aybolyt678
        Americans to Turks, will soon find scapegoats (Kurds) and restore love

        This just speaks in favor of the fact that the United States is beginning to lose strategic thinking. For the sake of obtaining immediate benefits and getting a dubious alliance with the Kurds, the mattresses sacrifice a geopolitical ally and member of NATO, whose army is today one of the most combat-ready and manned in the region. Given Turkey’s geographic location and its ability to control the Bosphorus, losing such an ally is not worth the Kurdish “goodies” that the US is cooking up. Turkey, on the contrary, can become a real force in the region with which mattresses have to be reckoned with.
    2. Boa kaa
      Boa kaa 18 November 2017 21: 41
      +1
      Quote: zzdimk
      They, as soon as they feel comfortable, will run the other way.

      It may be so in the future, but for now, the Sultan decided, relying on an alliance with the Shah and the President, to play the first violin in the region. In addition, the States threw the Sultan on the Kurdish issue. Had an attempt at a palace coup. But Erdogan cannot forgive the Yankees. If free Kurdistan is formed, then not only Syria will lose its territories, but Turkey will also suffer. But the Turks will not forgive the Sultan.
      Somehow, however.
  2. Herculesic
    Herculesic 18 November 2017 06: 57
    +2
    Yes, the Turks do not turn anywhere, just the next wave is now backwards in front of the United States! They also a couple of years ago gave their front end to the use of the Yankees!
  3. aszzz888
    aszzz888 18 November 2017 07: 06
    +1
    ... Erdogan felt the roll of the ship? ... and the merikatoza’s campaign will not forgive him for this ...
  4. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 18 November 2017 07: 13
    +6
    Ankara turns off the American path

    This is certainly good, but for how long? Erdogan thinks one thing, says another, and acts as “Allah” (mood) tells.
    1. Reptiloid
      Reptiloid 18 November 2017 13: 00
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      Quote: rotmistr60

      Erdogan thinks one thing, says another, and acts as “Allah” (mood) tells.

      And this is how it will turn out to our diplomats and Putin, or to "squeeze", or to make any promises !!!!!! What asymmetry will come up in spite of the staff !!!!
  5. Che burashka
    Che burashka 20 November 2017 10: 12
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    Quote: Herkulesich
    Yes, the Turks do not turn anywhere, just the next wave is now backwards in front of the United States! They also a couple of years ago gave their front end to the use of the Yankees!

    Exactly! Turkey has never been (learn history, especially about Crimea) and will never be a friend of the Russian Federation. Erdogan was indignant at US assistance to Daesh .... wah-wah-wah! How did he do them! But do not remind who, a couple of years ago, bought Syrian oil from terrorists? And continues to this day to buy the Libyan from the same igilovtsev, but on a different border? And who has treated and is treating to this day the injured ISIS fighters in their hospitals / sanatoriums? And on whose territory is the largest NATO airbase in the region? And who shot down our attack aircraft in 2015 in the airspace of the SAR, escaping with tomatoes for the dead pilot? Well, yes, they also promised the pilot's family a summer house on the shores of the Mediterranean swamp! Ah ah ah! Who could do all this ??? Definitely, Turkey is not the best friend of the Russian Federation.
    You know, when the Israeli Air Force bombed the army of the SAR, why ours do not even try to intervene? Because the Jews will immediately respond, in spite of any international sanctions and consequences! And for this they have to be respected! Love is not necessary, but respect power! Until our leadership begins to act similarly, they will talk with us as with a weak bananostan. They do not talk with the weak - they are informed of the decisions taken (and even then not always), and if they do not agree - they are beaten, possibly with their feet and on the head. And we tell them ... and we tell them ... we will forbid to import persimmons not only tomatoes! Oh how!
  6. bratchanin3
    bratchanin3 20 November 2017 10: 35
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    The author writes: - "Fortunately for the United States, so far only Turkey ...", but, in my opinion, the EU has begun to create its own (European) army, and even the EU will not be able to finance NATO and its army. comes to americas!